Published on Thursday 23rd February, 2017 by Celtic Trust
First meeting of the Supporters' Forum
After months of negotiation and a significant degree of compromise on the part of the Celtic Trust, a resolution was put to the Celtic PLC AGM last November which mandated the PLC to hold three Supporters' Forums to take place to 'jointly discuss matters of importance and interest to the Celtic support regarding the Company'. The final version of the resolution and supporting statement (which can be seen here Resolution and supporting statement) did not, taken together, meet the terms which the Trust felt were likely to be the most productive. Nevertheless, we proceeded in good faith and in an attempt to give the process every chance of success. The resolution was passed overwhelmingly. The first meeting will take place next Monday- slightly later than outlined in the resolution - and the agenda items are as follows:
For those of you who attended the Open Meeting in October last year to discuss the issue of away ticket allocation and who mandated the Trust executive to take their views to Celtic, this will be our opportunity to do that and to obtain a response. We had approached Celtic immediately after the Open Meeting but were told that this item would be on the agenda of the first Supporters' Forum.
The arrangements for the meeting next Monday have been discussed in several meetings held this month between the Trust and representatives of the Company and we have made it clear that the model now being pursued by Celtic breaches the terms of what was passed by the AGM in a number of significant respects.
We will be attending the meeting on Monday because we were, and remain, committed to making this process work to the benefit of the wider support. In addition, we will be going out of respect to the 120 or so supporters who attended the Open Meeting and to convey their concerns to the Club.
We will, after the 27th, take an internal decision regarding future meetings and the likelihood that they will be beneficial to Celtic supporters.
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